It may look like I'm going slow but I'm just getting started.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Online Training Log

I'm not a total tech geek or anything but I like to see all of my numbers add up. I have noticed several blogs with workout counters so I did a little "research" (also called just spending inordinate amounts of time on the computer reading blogs) and found this. Buckeye Outdoors is a free training log that keeps track of your workouts and nutrition. You can download your Garmin info too. I just like to look at my monthly totals. Then I feel like I'm actually accomplishing something. I rode Ruby today for my first official ride. She performed quite well. I felt like Lance Armstrong. But with shoulder pain and hand numbness. I guess I just have to toughen up. On a positive note, the padded cycling shorts really do help out with seat pain. But I can see how I will probably need extra padding and a womens seat for longer rides. I also tried riding clipped in (for any non bike riders, the bike has pedals that clip onto a special shoe and you can't get your foot out without twisting. And possibly falling over). Getting in is no problem. Getting out on the other hand. I know I will fall over. It's just a question of when. And unfortunately there's not a lot of grass in the desert so it will probably be on rocks. Just preparing myself for the cuts and bruises. I just hope Ruby is not harmed in the process.


  1. Jennifer,
    I love this blog! You're my fitness inspiration. Congratulations on your fitness milestones and realizations and determination!

    Beau will be 2 in 3 weeks and I'm still fighting the baby weight. I'm back to doing WW (on my own) and working out (or scheduling it at least) but I'm having a hard time staying motivated. Looking at my skinny jeans in my closet isn't cutting it!

    Now I'm off to explore Buckeye Outdoors.

  2. Lizzi-

    Thanks for all the great comments. I love reading fitness blogs so I can only hope mine will serve as an inspiration (or source of information) for someone. I did WW on my own for a long time but needed the extra push of the online service. I tried meetings but it was a little crazy with two children. I know it will be slow and steady but that's OK. Good luck on your quest.